Deutsches Haus at NYU and the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies present the Max Weber Conference 2015
“The Power of Constitutional Courts in a Globalizing World
” (Part II). Since the second half of the 20th century national Constitutional Courts and transnational courts have spread worldwide
. Yet, there is little knowledge on the relationship between national and international courts and the transformation of judicial power in a globalizing world
. The idea of the conference is to bring together scholars
, as well as judges, in order to explore the changing landscape of judicial power and to discuss the legitimacy and effectiveness of this power
. We will focus on the decision-making processes of these courts
, the judicial dialogues and interactions, and the ways in which judges of transnational courts identify a European
“consensus” or even the existence of an international trend in the interpretation of human rights.
The conference opens on Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m., with a keynote speech on “The Emergence of Global Law Systems” by Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) followed by a reception.
Friday, December 4
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
SESSION I: LAW AND POLITICS —THEORETICAL CONCEPTS
CHAIR: Bilyana Petkova, European University Institute, Florence
Gráinne de Búrca, Jean Monnet Center at NYU
Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
Ulrich K.Preuß, Hertie School of Governance Berlin
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Session II: THE ROLE OF CONSTITUTIONAL COURTS IN NEW DEMOCRACIES – CASE STUDIES
CHAIR: Thomas Streinz, Jean Monnet Center at NYU
Luís Roberto Barroso, Justice of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil
Lech Garlicki, Warsaw University; former Justice of the Polish Constitutional Court; former Justice of the European Court of Human Rights
Alexandra Huneeus, University of Wisconsin School of Law
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
SESSION III: TRANSNATIONAL JUDICIAL INTERACTIONS AND METHODS OF DECISION-MAKING
CHAIR: Turkuler Isiksel, Columbia University
Mattias Kumm, Social Science Research Center Berlin and NYU Law
Judith Resnik, Yale Law School
Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
ROUNDTABLE: LAW AND POLITICS IN PROCESSES OF TRANSFORMATION—THE POTENTIAL OF DIFFERENCE
CHAIR: Christine Landfried, NYU
Andrew Arato, The New School for Social Research
Dieter Grimm, Humboldt University, Berlin; former Justice of the Constitutional Court of Germany
Mary Volcansek, University of Texas
Jeremy Waldron, NYU Law
Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. Please let us know which event you would like to attend by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you!
“The Power of Constitutional Courts in a Globalizing World” (Part II) is a DAAD-sponsored event.